Tag: skin care

Biossance Squalane + Retinol Serum Review

I’m a firm believer in retinol (get it).  I’ve been using it off and on for years (I do NOT use it while pregnant.) What are the benefits of retinol?  In short, it increases cell turnover to help your skin look your best.  It can reduce fine lines, even out skin tone, and improve elasticity. […]

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Beauty Pie Review and Longtime Favorites

*Thanks to Beauty Pie for sponsoring this post! You know what I love?  A deal.  You probably know that by now because I’ve been sharing hot tips and internet deals for over a decade over in this space.  And what I really love is working with brands in which I am already a customer of–enter […]

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collage of Winter Skincare Essentials

My Six Winter Skincare Essentials

Winter in the Midwest can be HARSH–especially for your delicate skin.  I have combo/oily skin so during the winter, I take a slightly different approach that really locks in hydration (although I like a hydration routine all year round).  All these items I have purchased several times and have become a staple in my cold […]

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Prescription Retinol Review (Tretinoin)

Prescription Retinol Review Why tretinoin? From my limited googling, it seemed like Retin-A was a common and well-received prescription retinol.  Tretinoin is the generic version. Why did you get prescription strength? I’ve tried OTC retinol (Skinceuticals – ANNA10 gets you 10% off) and really liked the results.  Postpartum, felt like I was ready for the […]

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My First Botox Experience – Q&A

My First Time Getting Botox Why did I get Botox? Oh, just a myriad of reasons: curiosity, getting older, starting to notice some lines, feeling like 2020 aged me to the nth degree, done having kids and wanting to feel a little refreshed after a stressful 2019 and 2020.   I fought against the current for […]

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Chantecaille Skincare Review

*Thank you to Chantecaille + ShopStyle for sponsoring this post! One of my favorite lip colors ever is Chantecaille ‘Moroccan Rose’ that I discovered over five years ago and what I knew about the brand was that it was luxurious, natural (but effective) and beautifully packaged.  So when I was able to try out their […]

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Farmacy Beauty Review

I love discovering new brands.  Sometimes there are winners, sometimes I’m disappointed.  But I love to try new products and share my thoughts–especially when it comes to clean and effective skincare products.  And as always, what works (or doesn’t) for me might not apply to you!  I’m just here to share my thoughts and experiences […]

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augustinus bader rich cream review

Augustinus Bader Rich Cream Review

Augustinus Bader Rich Cream Review I love luxurious skincare. But I also love a great value.  I always try to seek out skincare products that are effective, first and foremost.  It doesn’t matter how great a deal is if it doesn’t work!  So when I started hearing about the infamous Augustinus Bader Rich Cream moisturizer […]

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